Welcome to Lower Shaw Farm
Whether you are looking for a relaxing break, a stimulating weekend of new experiences, or wanting to learn a new skill, we look forward to welcoming you to Lower Shaw Farm!
Lower Shaw Farm offers weekend breaks,
events and courses for adults and for families:
- Yoga, Massage, and Walking Weekends
- Yoga and Pilates Classes
- Crafts: Mosaics, Natural Skincare, Willow Baskets, Textile Crafts, Christmas Crafts
- Family Activity Breaks: Easter, Summer Weekend, Summer Week, Autumn Activities
- Cooking Courses: Bread Baking, Wild Food Forage, Cookery School
- Festival of Literature
Our activities and courses range from weekend breaks to week-long events, and one-day workshops. There are things for grown-ups, children, and anyone in between.
At Lower Shaw Farm we try to do all things well, We like to work and play, make discoveries and make friends, be serious and also have fun. We like wholesome food and enjoy good talk, or music-making and storytelling round the fire in the yard, by the woodstove, or in the Circle Garden. We reckon that today’s stranger is tomorrow’s friend and that life is for learning at Lower Shaw Farm!
Once home to seventy black and white cows, the farm is now a 3-acre oasis in an area of suburban development. It is run as a co-operative by residents Andrea, Matt, and a phenomenal team of helpers from near and far Its outbuildings have been converted to meeting rooms, dormitories, and workshops. With its large vegetable, herb, and flower gardens, its shrubs and trees, its puddles and ponds, hens and ducks, black and white sheep, friendly pigs, and unspoilt areas for play and exploration, the farm has developed an atmosphere and character of its own. Its outer ramshackle appearance masks an inner order and warmth. It’s sort of wild, welcoming, and very nice!
Accommodation is in chalets, caravans, and farmhouse rooms, and includes single, double, and shared bedrooms. Blankets and pillows are provided. Please bring your own sleeping bag or sheet and pillowcase; and state your preferred sleeping requirements.
Full board is provided and we can cater for special diets.
Facilities are basic but homely and generally user-friendly for all people.
The weekend prices include all meals, accommodation, and tuition. Otherwise, please see individual events for what is included. Bed and breakfast is often available for non-residential courses.
To reserve your place for an event, please click the button shown below it, or else choose from our Booking Options. We look forward to welcoming you!